What is BOTOX® Cosmetic? BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for more than 15 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. In 2002, the same formulation – under the label BOTOX® Cosmetic – was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. We have the answers to frequently asked questions to help you decide if Botox is right for you.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work? While the procedure is minimally invasive, the results from BOTOX® Cosmetic are dramatic. As we age, our skin loses tightness and elasticity. When this happens, repetitive muscle contractions cause wrinkles to materialize in the form of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead furrows. By blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes these wrinkles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What Should I Expect With Treatment? BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. Your provider will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
You may begin to notice results within 3 to 10 days and achieve full benefits at 2 weeks. BOTOX® Cosmetic last 3 to 4 months but individual results do vary.
Is the Procedure Painful? Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure. Your provider may give you the option of using a cold pack or anesthetic cream before the procedure to help numb the area and lower any potential discomfort.
What Are Potential Side Effects? While Botox is safe, there are potential side effects for some individuals, such as bleeding, bruising, swelling, inflammation, localized pain, and redness.
Cost Considerations Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It is more important to find an experienced provider who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
When a US provider purchases BOTOX® Cosmetic through Allergan or a distributor authorized by Allergan, it is guaranteed for quality. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a biologic product and follows strict manufacturing, storage, and transportation procedures that prevent it from being compromised.
See a reputable provider who purchases BOTOX® Cosmetic directly from Allergan or a distributor authorized by Allergan.
Physicians who purchase BOTOX® Cosmetic from Allergan are listed in the Find a Doctor directory on Allergan’s website.
Ask to see the vial of BOTOX® Cosmetic that the provider will use during your treatment. The vial will have the BOTOX® Cosmetic logo and also have a holographic image that says Allergan.
WHAT IS BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS®? Brilliant Distinctions® is a rewards program that helps you SAVE. Every time you get treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you’ll earn points for savings on future treatments or purchases. It’s easy, and free!
HOW BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS® WORKS
Step 1. Enroll in Brilliant Distinctions®.
Step 2. Earn points every time you receive a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment from a participating provider.
Step 3. Redeem your points for savings on your next BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment or on other select Allergan products that your provider may determine are right for you, including JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, and KYBELLA®.